The trendiest, easiest and most impressive noshes to serve at your Oscar party. So you'll win for Best Party. (Don't forget to thank the Academy.)
And the award goes to...
Wins for Best Easy-but-Fancy Hors d'Oeuvre
Tied for Best Mexican Party Food
Tied for Best Retro-Hipster Appetizer
Wins for Trendiest Use of Vegetable Stems
Wins for Simplest Veggie Dip
Wins for Trendiest Use of Herbs in a Dessert
Artichoke leaves are an appetizer-delivery device, cooked until tender then topped with salmon, garlic-mascarpone and crispy fried rutabaga straws (my new favorite thing).
Red salmon and herbs in puff pastry bites, with a drizzle of creme fraiche.
Fish marinated in lime juice and tossed with chiles, onions, tomatoes, avocados and orange juice.
Guaranteed to disappear the minute it's served. Check out the recipe notes for tips on how to achieve guacamole awesomeness in your kitchen.
Mild, creamy dip with a hint of goat cheese tang. Perfect for crudite or chips, as a spread on sandwiches or to dollop on veggies.
Minced carrot-tops with basil, garlic and parmigiano-reggiano make the perfect dip for carrots - or any other veggie!
Golden-fried zucchini spears served with a savory marinara dipping sauce.
Potstickers served with Sriracha sauce and Hoisin sauce. Plus, make Asian meatballs with any excess filling.